Whether or not the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has to dramatically increase its releases from Jamestown and Pipestem dams next spring will depend on how fast the snow melts and how much more moisture the region gets.
The Missouri River is sinking.
And as engineers figure out why, the dropping river bed could eventually threaten billions of dollars in property development, the stability of levees and bridges and make boat travel more difficult by exposing navigation hazards. It’s already cost Missouri’s largest city millions to ensure water for a half-million customers.
By Chris Blank, The Associated Press
, January 29, 2009
In a tie vote, the Jamestown Public School Board voted against joining its special education unit with seven rural districts at a special meeting this evening.
Had it passed, the proposed unit, called the James River Special Education Cooperative, would have consisted of Jamestown Public Schools as well as Medina, Montpelier, Edgeley, Ellendale, Kulm, LaMoure and Litchville-Marion school districts.
A planned study of a sweeping World War II-era law that authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to operate the Missouri River will be high on the agenda of the Missouri River Association of States and Tribes when it meets Monday and Tuesday in Rapid City.
Divers found the body of a man who disappeared while swimming in the Missouri River not far from the beach where he was last seen, the dive team captain says.
The body of Samuel Quainoo, 21, of Bismarck, was found at mid-afternoon Tuesday. He was last seen in the Sertoma Park Beach area of Bismarck about 7:30 p.m. Monday, authorities said.
Significant rainfall in the Red River Valley has caused construction setbacks and profit losses for seasonal businesses this week.
Consistent rainfall coupled with low temperatures has also left standing water in yards and fields, damaging crops throughout the region.
By Alyssa Schafer and Michelle Rydell The Forum
, June 12, 2008
In a 2-1 vote, the City Council held off on taking ownership of the Icehouse Dam, but agreed to apply for its placement on the 2009 State Water Commission’s repair project list and put the wheels in motion for a special assessment district.
Council members Kelani Parisien and Ken Schulz were absent from the special meeting Thursday.
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